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Don’t inconvenience commuters, transport group told

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WHILE jeepney drivers can stage their strike, they should not inconvenience the commuters, a top official of the regional Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said yesterday. “I would like to appeal to Piston to make sure that the public will not suffer from their protest activities. We respect their right to protest. But […]

Posted: May 21st, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Journalists told: be tech-savvy


“It’s no longer enough that we meet deadlines.” With the advancement of technology, journalists should also be equipped to understand and know how to use technology to be able to compete with those who produces fake news, said Mike Limpag, co-founder of InnoPub Media. “What we need right now are journalists who are better prepared. […]

Posted: May 11th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Consumers told: Don’t buy toxic ‘squeaky chicken’ toy


The EcoWaste Coalition on Sunday advised consumers not to buy a cheap plastic chicken toy being sold in Divisoria in Manila due to the presence of toxic materials. Citing laboratory tests they commissioned, the nonprofit watch group said the toy, labeled as “Shrilling Chicken” because of the sound it makes when squeezed, has phthalates DEHP […]

Posted: May 7th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Mandaue fire victims told: Be patient


  The Mandaue City government is asking for patience from the fire victims of last year’s Barangays Guizo and Mantuyong fire who were not lucky enough to win in the raffling of lots in the two barangays. Lawyer Elaine Bathan, Mandaue City Mayor Luis Gabriel Quisumbing’s chief of staff, said Housing and Urban Development Office […]

Posted: April 28th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Clear villages of drugs, officials told

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Barangay officials were warned anew by the regional Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-7) that they will face administrative charges if they fail to clear their areas of drug users and pushers. The warning came amid Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III’s admission that clearing the barangays of drugs is a “tall order” that can only be […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Sirao residents told: Leave homes, relocate


Residents of two sitios in the mountain barangay of Sirao in Cebu City were advised to evacuate following last Sunday’s landslide in the area. In a statement sent to media outlets, the regional Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB-7) said the recurring landslide in Sitios Langub and Tawagan is caused by the “overly saturated ground” due […]

Posted: April 10th, 2017 in Headlines,Uncategorized | Read More »

LGUs told to follow Aloguinsan’s lead


Local governments in Cebu were told to replicate the Aloguinsan model in crafting sustainable, community-based tourism programs in their respective areas. In yesterday’s Detour 2017 Tourism Summit, Provincial Tourism Officer Joselito “Boboi” Costas said the local governments should strengthen their collaboration with stakeholders to sustain their tourist spots despite limited resources. “If you noticed, Cebu […]

Posted: March 23rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

LGUs, hotels told: Keep predators out of Cebu


LOCAL governments, hotels and local communities should be vigilant in monitoring and arresting sex predators to help keep Cebu as a “wholesome tourist destination.” Regional Director Catalino Chan III of the Department of Tourism (DOT-7) also reminded tourists to observe laws in the Philippines especially against human trafficking and exploitation. “We have laws. Tourists should […]

Posted: March 8th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Dumanjug mayor told to ‘be his own man’


DUMANJUG Vice Mayor Rene Asentista said he will continue with building farm-to-market roads and a water supply system for the town after he assumed the mayoral post from Efren Gica last Wednesday. Asentista disclosed this as former Dumanjug mayor Nelson Garcia urged him to “be his own man” and not be dictated on by Gica, […]

Posted: February 19th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Commuters told to report abusive cabbies


COUPLES who get exploited by opportunistic taxi drivers can seek redress through the “Oplan I Love You” launched by the regional Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB-7) in Cebu today. LTFRB Regional Director Ahmed Cuizon said they will visit motels to encourage passengers to file complaints of overcharging and other abuses committed by taxi […]

Posted: February 13th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »